New Media and the Carnival of Fans in China
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Microblogs, post bars and other new media platforms have become main places for fans to idolize their stars in China. New media have the characteristics of interactivity, virtualization, hypertext and networking, which makes it a carnival square. The current fan culture in China has the characteristics of carnival culture. In the new media platform, fans and stars, fans and fans can get rid of classes and identities in daily life, and realize the equal and intimate communication. The fan community in new media is an imaginary community. These characteristics are not possessed by fan culture in the traditional media era.
New media, Fans, Carnival, Bakhtin